Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe – Barry White | Top 40 Chart Performance, Story and Song Meaning

Chart Performance: Pop (#1) & R&B (#1 for 3 weeks); 1974

Story Behind The Song By Ed Osborne

For Barry White a stint in the juvenile version of prison at age 15 convinced him that crime would not lead to a future he desired. Having sung in the church choir and played piano on Jesse Belvin’s classic Goodnight My Love four years earlier, Barry had already displayed a talent for music. By 17 he was arranging tracks for a LA label. His first notable chart success was Bob & Earl’s Harlem Shuffle (#44 R&B, 1964), followed by Felice Taylor’s It May Be Winter Outside (#44 Pop, 1967) which he wrote and produced. Despite his strong resistance to being a singer himself, Barry reluctantly agreed to take over the vocal chores on I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby (#3, 1973). More Barry-sung hits followed, including Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe, the only song Barry ever wrote about his wife.

This content and all Song Meaning articles were created and written by Top 40 Contributing Editor Ed Osborne. © 2023 Ed Osborne. All Rights Reserved. In addition to these song meaning articles, Ed has written our “Year in Music 1960s-1990s” articles.

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  • Barry White